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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2616 - חָסַד

Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to be good, be kind

2a) (Hithpael) to show kindness to oneself

2) to be reproached, be ashamed

1a) (Piel) to be put to shame, be reproached

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3741 ‑ ὅσιος (hos'‑ee‑os);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (3) HCS (3)
2 Samuel 1
Psalms 1
Proverbs 1
2 Samuel 1
Psalms 1
Proverbs 1
2 Samuel 1
Psalms 1
Proverbs 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2181) dxh (ההסד HhSD) AC: Bow CO: ? AB: Kindness: The bowing of the neck as a sign of respect and kindness to an equal. [from: xh]

V) dxh (ההסד HhSD) - Bow: To bow the head at the neck. KJV (3): (vf: Hitpael, Piel) mercy, shame - Strongs: H2616 (חָסַד)

Nm) dxh (ההסד HhSD) - Kindness: In the sense of bowing the neck to another as a sign of kindness. KJV (248): mercy, kindness, lovingkindness, goodness, kindly, merciful, favour, good, goodliness, pity, reproach, wicked - Strongs: H2617 (חֶסֶד)

bm) dixh (ההסיד HhSYD) - Kind: A kind action, also one who is kind. KJV (32): saint, holy, merciful, godly, good - Strongs: H2623 (חָסִיד)

bf1) edixh (ההסידה HhSYDH) - I. Stork:From its long and bowed neck. II. Plumage:The soft feathers of the storks neck. KJV (6): stork, feathers - Strongs: H2624 (חֲסִידָה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. [חָסַד] verb 1. be good, kind (Late Hebrew חָסַד in derivatives חָסִיד pious; Aramaic חֲסַד be kind, mild (then beg), chiefly in derivatives חִסְדָּא etc.; compare perhaps Arabic usually plural they assembled, followed by they combined for him, and took pains to shew him courtesy Lane574 c, also RS Proph. iv. n. 9 (and Schu AE see in Thes); > Thes and others Find primary meaning in eager zeal or desire ("" קנא), whence develop kindness (as above), and envy, Arabic , envy (verb & noun), Aramaic חֲסַד be put to shame, , חַסֵּד reproach, revile, v, II.חסד) — only

Hithpa`el Imperfect עִםחָֿסִיד תִּתְחַסָּ֑ד thou shewest thyself kind 2 Samuel 22:26 = Psalm 18:26. — On

Pi`el Proverbs 25:10 see II. חסד.

II. [חָסַד] verb be reproached, ashamed (Aramaism, see RS Proph. iv, n. 9; Aramaic חֲסַד be put to shame, , חַסֵּד reproach, revile; חִסּוּדָא, shame, reproach, often in ᵑ7ᵐ5 for חֶרְמָּה); — only

Pi`el Imperfect מֶּןיְֿחַסֶּדְךָ Proverbs 25:10 lest he reproach thee, expose thee to shame.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חָסַד a root not used in Kal, to which is ascribed the sense of benignity, and also (by antiphrasis) that of reproach, disgrace. The primary signification appears to me to be that of eager and ardent desire by which any one is led, i.q. קָנָא, and then like קָנָא, it is applied

(1) to love, desire towards any one (see Hithpael and חֶסֶד No. 1 ).

(2) to emulation, envy (Arab. حَسَدَ to envy, حَسَدُ envy), whence odium and opprobrium (see חֶסֶד No. 2, and Piel).

Piel, to put to shame, or contempt, Proverbs 25:10. Syr. ܚܰܣܶܕ id., in Targ. חַסֵּד for the Heb. חֵרֵף to reproach, ܚܣܚܺܕܐܳ envied, also, beloved, see Kal.

Hithpael, to show one’s self gracious, Psalms 18:26 comp. Kal No. 1.

Derivatives, besides the words which follow, are חָסִיד, חֲסִידָה.

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List of Word Forms
יְחַסֶּדְךָ֥ יחסדך תִּתְחַסָּ֑ד תתחסד tiṯ·ḥas·sāḏ titchasSad tiṯḥassāḏ yə·ḥas·seḏ·ḵā yechassedCha yəḥasseḏḵā
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